The International Churchill Society


Tuesday, May 2, 2017
5:30 - 8:30 pm
The Lounge at Iwan Ries
19 South Wabash Ave

Cocktails at 5:30, with the presentation at 6:00 for about thirty minutes,
followed by Q&A and general cocktail conversation. 
Reservations are required.

Lee Pollock writes, “Beyond his stature as a world statesman, Churchill is almost as well known for his love for—and consumption of—food and wine and for his ubiquitous cigars. Stories—often humorous and sometimes exaggerated—about his indulgence have been told and retold for almost a century.  But Churchill’s eating, drinking and smoking served a larger purpose and played an important role in his mastery of politics, diplomacy, and statecraft. His belief in the power of the table and personal relationships was summarized in his comment, 'If I could have dinner with Stalin once a week, all would be well.' ”

Bon Appétit!

Lee Pollock is an executive director and trustee of the International Churchill Society.  He has an MBA from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and a BS in political science and economics from McGill University.

About the Cigar Society of Chicago

ONE OF THE OLDEST AND greatest traditions of the city clubs of Chicago is the discussion of intellectual, social, legal, artistic, historical, scientific, musical, theatrical, and philosophical issues in the company of educated, bright, and appropriately provocative individuals, all under the beneficent influence of substantial amounts of tobacco and spirits.  The Cigar Society of Chicago embraces this tradition and extends it with its Informal Smokers, University Series lectures, and Cigar Society Dinners, in which cigars, and from time to time pipes and cigarettes, appear as an important component of our version of the classical symposium.  To be included in the Cigar Society's mailing list, write to the secretary at curtis.tuckey@logicophilosophicus.org.